Robert van Gulik

1910 - 1967

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Robert Hans van Gulik (Chinese: 髙羅佩; pinyin: Gāo Luópèi, 9 August 1910 – 24 September 1967) was a Dutch orientalist, diplomat, musician (of the guqin), and writer, best known for the Judge Dee historical mysteries, the protagonist of which he borrowed from the 18th-century Chinese detective novel Dee Goong An. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert van Gulik has received more than 124,976 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Robert van Gulik is the 884th most popular writer (up from 927th in 2019), the 112th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 120th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Dutch Writer.

Robert van Gulik was a Dutch diplomat and sinologist who became famous for his detective stories about Judge Dee, a Chinese magistrate of the 7th century.

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Among writers, Robert van Gulik ranks 884 out of 5,794Before him are Venantius Fortunatus, Anna Seghers, Laura de Noves, Tannhäuser, Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani, and Walter Lippmann. After him are Gaius Lucilius, Danilo Kiš, Jules Renard, Branislav Nušić, Aubrey Beardsley, and Rustichello da Pisa.

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Among people born in 1910, Robert van Gulik ranks 35Before him are Dominique Pire, Joseph Kasa-Vubu, Jean Anouilh, Eero Saarinen, Princess María de las Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, and Momofuku Ando. After him are Ludwig Stumpfegger, Pierre Schaeffer, Galina Ulanova, Michel Aflaq, August Landmesser, and Meša Selimović. Among people deceased in 1967, Robert van Gulik ranks 29Before him are Wolfgang Köhler, Richard Kuhn, Jayne Mansfield, Brian Epstein, Hermann Joseph Muller, and Luigi Tenco. After him are Otis Redding, John Cockcroft, Violeta Parra, Héctor Scarone, Anthony Mann, and Ejnar Hertzsprung.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Robert van Gulik ranks 112 out of 1,209Before him are Coenraad Jacob Temminck (1778), Louise of the Netherlands (1828), Gerard Kuiper (1905), Nicolaas Bloembergen (1920), Etty Hillesum (1914), and Dick Advocaat (1947). After him are Gabriël Metsu (1629), Judith Leyster (1609), Pieter van Musschenbroek (1692), Paulus Potter (1625), Willem Janszoon (1570), and Willem Claesz. Heda (1594).

Among WRITERS In Netherlands

Among writers born in Netherlands, Robert van Gulik ranks 4Before him are Thomas Bernhard (1931), Multatuli (1820), and Etty Hillesum (1914). After him are Harry Mulisch (1927), Isabelle de Charrière (1740), Constantijn Huygens (1596), Dick Bruna (1927), Cornelis Tromp (1629), Cees Nooteboom (1933), Johanna van Gogh-Bonger (1862), and Jacob Cats (1577).